Matt Walters

Campus mourns death of retiree

Campus flags will be lowered Wednesday, January 18, in memory of retiree Edward Nantais, who died January 14.

Nantais started working for the University of Windsor in 1969 as a clerk in the University Bookstore and in 1971 transferred to a clerkship in the Distribution Services Department, a position from which he retired in 2005.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Find more details in his obituary.

Senate urges amnesty for student protesters

In its meeting January 13, Senate voted to encourage instructors to allow students to participate in National Day of Action activities on February 1.

Organizers in Windsor plan a march starting at 11:30 a.m. in coordination with demonstrations nationwide calling for the reduction of tuition fees, reduction of student debt and increased education funding.

The resolution reads:

Student feminist publication issues call for submissions

The Women’s Studies Student Association is accepting submissions for its third annual Are We There Yet? a feminist publication composed of creative writing, poetry, art, photography, personal narratives and essays by students.

This year’s theme is “Resistance: Rethink, Relearn, Resist.” The deadline for submissions is February 1; e-mail More information is available on the association’s Web site.

Geriatric depression subject of colloquium

Sara WeisenbachThe Psychology Department Colloquium Series presents Sara L. Weisenbach delivering her free public lecture entitled “Geriatric Depression and its Intersection with Cognitive Aging and Dementia” in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre, on Thursday, January 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Workshops to provide instruction for teaching assistants

The GATA Network presents two workshops this month on skills for graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.

Tuesday, January 10, Jessie Beatty will facilitate “The First Day” at 9:30 a.m. Whether this is your first time or fifth time as a teaching assistant, you will learn strategies to engage students in the classroom, studio, and lab.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeking associate dean, research and graduate studies

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is inviting nominations and applications for the position of its associate dean, research and graduate studies, until January 31.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2012, for a term of three to five years. Candidates must hold a tenured appointment in the faculty, preferably at the rank of full professor, a solid record of academic research, engagement in graduate programming and research or university administration experience.

English department seeking applications for writer-in-residence

Applications from Canadian writers interested in serving as the University of Windsor’s 2012-13 writer-in-residence are due by January 27.

The nine-month residency runs from September 1 to May 31. It is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts; the UWindsor Department of English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing; and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Campus Technology Day 2012 seeking volunteers

The organizing committee for the sixth annual Campus Technology Day has set a date of May 17, 2012, for the daylong conference in the CAW Student Centre.

The event brings together faculty, staff, and students to discuss the impact of technology on enhancing learning, teaching, research, and building community.

“We’re currently in the early stages of planning,” says Anna Galka of Information Technology Services. “We are considering themes for the day and beginning the work of recruiting presenters.”

Job postings from Human Resources

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources on or before 4:00 pm on the posting closing date. Please note: Union positions are covered by the union collective agreement, therefore, please be aware that we must allow our qualified unionized staff the first opportunity for transfer or promotion to these positions.

Research celebration set for February 6

The office of the vice-president, research, invites members of the campus community to mark their calendars for the Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

The annual event will take place in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium on Monday, February 6, at 4:30 p.m.